S>auannaJf £>tatz OInUege i§>auanualj, (SEurgta ®1je (PnE-HunnrEG (BuiElftfj CuuunEncEutEnt 2Jux et BeritaB August ®Entij Nineteen Hunaren auh ^>EUEntg-iFtuE Sforo-SHfirttr $M. 1890 Savannah Civic Center Theater EIGHTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY 1975 QDrfter of prncEBBtnn THE CHIEF MARSHAL THE CLASS MARSHALS CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS EMERITI THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION Observing the centuries.old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan- nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club- shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums and academic enterprises. The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built the Mace Stand. It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President. 8 n o «4 W n ^ — ♦ w w n » ■w VP 1 .3 * o- * > a 3 c a s £3 to a S' » to to a 3 sa > n <a e to Ul a a TO to to Si TO TO a n a c/ TO » a TO -a* 3 a to TO jst TO 3 a a TO to a Ex >- ► -ST TO to to 3 to" a «-n ♦-+ -S- TO a to" TO to 3 TO a TO to a 2 ts to" S' 3 ♦h. a «-n to to TO a TO* TO w 3 3 •t to TO ts n TO to a- TO a* $3 «-► -a- TO a TO ♦-► -3- TO n -3" a 2. <a -a- •-+ to ts s! to" TO to a s c «-►. 3 3 •n to 3 ts -3 TO 3. 3 3 TO TO TO 3 3 to c/ TO n 3 ft- ^*> 3 3 TO to 3 to «-n CT TO *-+ 3 «-* $3 s to TO '3 ♦n to TO SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HONOR GRADUATES AUGUST 10, 1975 SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 to 4.000) Joyce Lorraine Coney (Mathematics) David Lawrence Hamilton (Chemistry) MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) Merita Howard (Accounting) Altamont Michael Howell (Accounting) Burma J. Ruth Health, Physical Education and Recreation Dannette Taylor (Mathematics) Sandra M. Hunter Young (Mathematics) CUM LAUDE (3.000 to 3.399) James Nelson Geter (General Business Administration) Sandra Harrington (Elementary Education) Clinton Earl Kent (General Business Administration) Marilyn Dianne Odom (Accounting) Margaret Ann Roberts (Elementary Education) Levoin Elaine Stewart (Accounting) Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2012 with funding from LYRASIS Members and Sloan Foundation http://www.archive.org/details/onehundredtwelft75sava Aurarfc of Appreciation VIRGIL V. MCGEE, B.S. Commander, United States Navy Professor and Chairman, Division of Naval Sciences You have provided outstanding leadership in all of your assignments at sea and ashore. Indeed, you were an outstanding student leader at Tennessee State University and you served with distinction as a division officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte. As Commanding Officer of the NROTC, you made it one of the strongest programs at Savannah State College. An intensive dedication to service and excellence has imprinted an indelible debt of gratitude and appreciation to you from all members of the College Family. With abiding respect we pray, as you depart, Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater, et Filius, et Spiritus Sanctus. Given on the tenth day of August anno Domini MCMLXXV SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President ORDER OF EXERCISES * ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "God of Our Fathers" George Warren Coleridge A. Braithwaite, Ed.D., Organist INVOCATION The Reverend Edward C. Ducree, M.Div. Assistant Dean of Students Savannah State College and Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church SELECTION: "America, Our Heritage" Helen Steele Upward Bound Chorus William L. Anderson, Conductor Elizabeth Albright, Accompanist INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Benjamin D. Brown, J.D. Georgia State Representative, District 34 Chairman, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus SELECTION: "I Don't Feel No- Ways Tired" arr. Harry T. Burleigh Upward Bound Chorus PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: Division of Business Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Dr. Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. Assisted by the Dean of the College, Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D. ALUMNI INDUCTION James 0. Thomas, B.S. President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association Washington, D.C. PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION.. Commander Virgil V. McGee Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Virgil V. McGee PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" ... The Reverend Samuel Williams M. Div., College Minister AWARD OF APPRECIATION Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. THREE-FOLD AMEN -RECESSIONAL: "Triumphal March" (from "Aida") Giuseppe Verdi * The audience is requested to remain seated. ** The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. GlanMuateH 3For <5i|e baccalaureate Seam DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Merita Howard Savannah Altamont Michael Howell Savannah Levoin Elaine Stewart Union Point Evelyn M. Turner Savannah Othello Williams Savannah General Business Administration Charles Donald Anderson Savannah Sidney Louis Beach Los Angeles, Calif. Thomas Curtis Cornelius Macon Andrena Elliott Statesboro James Nelson Geter Elberton Kathy Davis Hannah Louisville Annie Jackson Wrightsville Lelia Mae Jones Riceboro Clenton Earl Kent Vidalia Cleveland Lewis, Jr Savannah Marilyn McPherson Savannah Jimmy Pugh Augusta Horace Anthony Ruff, Jr Savannah Karen Henricka Shellman Savannah Mellenia A. DoCoteau Savannah Betty A. Sneed Savannah Annie Lou Young Savannah Office Administration Charlene Williams Pembroke Management and Marketing Emily Maxine Crawford Savannah Business Education Marilyn Anderson Glennville Jimmie Nell Cain Glennville Mary Elizabeth Adkins Smith Mcintosh DIVISION OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Linda Maria Grant Savannah Brenda Joyce Griffin Bainbridge Sandra J. Harrington Savannah Pamela Dianne Hooks Savannah Ella Mae Jones Claxton Cynthia Marie Perry Savannah Margaret Anne Roberts Savannah Kathy Ann Scott Townsend Ruby Jean Johnson Glenwood Health, Physical Education and Recreation Burma J. Ruth Savannah DIVISION OF HUMANITIES English Language and Literature Beverly Ann Keitt Savannah Audrey Regina Williams Savannah DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES Chemistry David Lawrence Hamilton Savannah Avera Bettina Hensley Columbus Mathematics Joyce Lorraine Coney Savannah Jackie L. Famble Savannah Sandra M. Hunter Young Savannah Ardell Leonard Richardson, Jr Macon Dannette Taylor Kingsland DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Criminal Justice Pamela Patricia Anderson Atlanta Jacquelyn Marie Gilbert Savannah Shirley Ann Jackson Quitman Robert John Jones Savannah Randolph Frederick Jones Clermont, Fla. Deborah Ann Scott Savannah Barbara Anne Speights Savannah Jerry Thomas Dupont Phillip Duane Tremelling Dodgeville, Wis. Gwendolyn Elayne Walker Orangeburg, S.C. June Diane Wilson Savannah Sociology Betty Jean Culver Savannah Howard Duncan Savannah Jacqueline Joyce Brown Elmore Beaufort, S.C. Gwendolyn Hargrove Savannah Lester Harris Savannah Vangie Lee Hawkins Moultrie Walter Hawkins Orlanda, Fla. Debra Lavern Hill Waycross Doris Ann Key Covington Neil A. Mosley Savannah Audrey Beatrice Oliver Savannah Vesta Beal Shephard Cordele Mozella Louise West Savannah Social Work Patricia Ann Cutter Savannah History Sanford Ellis Mayfield Danny Louis Parrish Metter John Wesley Rivers, Jr Columbus Social Studies Education Carolyn M. Hilton Savannah DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES Civil Engineering Technology Curtis Joe Haynes Albany Dietetics and Institutional Management Vernice LaShon Barnes Savannah Textiles and Clothing Ruby Hannah Brown Wrens Althia Marie Little Athens Industrial Arts Education Isaac Lamarshall Shubert Waynesboro Trade and Industrial Education John H. Davis North Augusta, S.C. Note: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCATION AND THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREES August 13, 1975 MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Matthew Joseph Daly B.B.A. Degree Armstrong State College Gary F. Felts B.A. Degree University of South Florida Phil Murray Hope A.B. Degree Albany State College James W. McCabe B.A. Degree Wolford College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION Mary Vickers Edwards B.S. Degree Savannah State College Alma Chisholm B.S. Degree Savannah State College Jerry Andrew Mims B.S. Degree Savannah State College Shirley L. New B.S. Degree University of Florida Geraldine Saures B.S. Degree Savannah State College Barbara Morrow Stokes B.S. Degree Florida State University Martha Jackson B.S. Degree Savannah State College MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Barbara Merle Aimar B.S. Degree Armstrong State College Sara Orr Baker A.B. Degree Georgia College at Milledgeville Joyce A. Bellamy B.S. Degree Claflin College Reatha L. Moore Butler B.S. Degree Savannah State College Suzanne Atnip Butler B.S. Degree Union University Victoria T. Dennis B.S. Degree Savannah State College Thomas Marcus Dixon A.B. Degree Morris College Sue B. Dumas B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Ernestine Marie Fleming B.S. Degree Savannah State College Betty J. Frazier B.S. Degree Savannah State College Eugenia Taylor Gallon B.S. Degree Savannah State College Georgia H. Gray B.S. Degree Savannah State College Marietta C. Hardwick B.S. Degree Savannah State College Merida Harris B.S. Degree Savannah State College Vivian T. Hope A.B. Degree Albany State College Nathaniel Jenkins B.S. Degree Savannah State College Louise Mallard Jones B.S. Degree Savannah State College Katherine Nicoll Lee B.A. Degree Pfeiffer College Ruth Ling B.S. Degree Fort Valley State College Jimmie Cooper McGraw B.S. Degree Armstrong State College Norris L. Montague B.A. Degree Armstrong State College Frances Smith Patton B.S. Degree Lander College Patricia Pursley B.S. Degree Savannah State College Margaret Dahlia Hood Rahn B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Emmett Laurence Ramsey B.S. Degree Savannah State College Elizabeth Stone Sahlie B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Merleye Grant Sanford B.S. Degree Savannah State College Onnye Jean Sears B.S. Degree Langston University Catherine Wade Shakespeare B.S. Degree Savannah State College Shirley Ferguson Shaver... B.M.Ed. Degree East Texas Baptist College Billie Sue Munden Shehan B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College Patricia Anne Smith B.S. Degree Women's College of Georgia Ruby Cellia Stevens B.S. Degree Fort Valley State College Helen Allred Strozier B.S. Degree University of Wisconsin Ollie Tate Thomas B.S. Degree Savannah State College Sonya Ann Ferrell Ward B.S. Degree University of Georgia Marie Rhan Williamson B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1974 1970 1964 1970 1971 1971 1969 1956 1972 1964 1972 1972 1967 1969 1962 1962 1964 1946 1971 1969 1970 1959 1965 1971 1963 1964 1951 1957 1968 1971 1971 1973 1954 1969 1973 1973 1958 1971 1951 1958 1959 1965 1964 1970 1953 1970 1960 1970 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: BEHAVIOR DISORDERS Sue Ann M. Anderson B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1967 William L. Anderson B.S. Degree Clafton College 1969 Melissa Ruth Arata B.A. Degree University of South Carolina 1972 Isaiah Ezel Boles B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1973 Connie Poppel Brown A.B. Degree Armstrong State College 1972 Pamela J. Easson A.B. Degree Armstrong State College 1974 Jane Smith Goodwin A.B. Degree Auburn University 1972 Shirley Cynthia Johnson B.S. Degree Troy State College 1973 Carol Gordon Matthews B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1973 Edith S. Padgett B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1969 Elizabeth P. Sears B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1971 Pauline Simmons A.B. Degree Georgia Southern College 1971 Marilyn Ann Tuten B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1973 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BIOLOGY Carl W. Brown B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1967 Robert L. Gilbert B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1972 Willie Bruce Michael B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1965 Cecil Strong B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1968 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN CHEMISTRY Franklin Goldwire B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1970 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ENGLISH Marjory Varnedoe B.S. Degree Hampton Institute 1971 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY Dianne Snell Banner B.S. Degree Valdosta State College 1965 Ernest Brisbane, III „.. B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1969 Mary G. Ford B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 1971 Glenda Ann Griggs B.S. Degree Middle Tennessee State University 1964 Deonn Bostic Stone B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1974 Anita Varner B.A. Degree Women's College of Milledgeville 1967 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS Robert Edward Bailey B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1970 Margaret H. Polite B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1962 Gladys Cordray Robbins A.B. Degree Mercer University 1946 Teresa Beatrice Smith B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1970 Malcolm Blair White B.S. Degree North Carolina State University 1968 MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE Ben Francis Fargason B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 1973 Earl Jackson B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1972 Mary L. Smalls B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1970 David H. Whiteis A.B. Degree Birmingham Southern College 1967 Doris Davida Woods B.S. Degree South Carolina State College 1956 SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS Robert John Jones President Walter Hawkins Vice-President Margaret Anne Roberts Secretary Jacquelyn Marie Gilbert Treasurer * * * * MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY Mary Allen Ethel Boles Pamela F. Baker MEMBERS OF SIGMA PI TAU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY Audrey Williams * * * * USHERS Midshipmen - N.R.O.T.C. Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flowrs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS 1975 FALL QUARTER Freshmen, September 15 Upperclassmen, September 17 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or' gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the tradilional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture , Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — -(Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.